The #ElPasoChallenge by 11-Year-Old Ruben Has Made It to Yakima
Last night I found this story about Ruben from El Paso, Texas, who, after hearing about last weekend's tragic shootings in his town, said he didn't want to go to the store anymore. Instead of playing into more fears for her child, his mom said the following,
"I explained to him that we could not live in fear and that people in our community are caring and loving. I told him to try and think of something he could do to make El Paso a little better."
So Ruben went to his room and came up with what he is calling the #ElPasoChallenge!
Twenty-two acts of kindness for the 22 victims. Incredible, thoughtful and something that ANY of us can do. He even came up with a list of activities to help get people started:
You can mow someone's lawn, visit a nursing home, pay for someone's lunch or dinner, donate to families in need, write someone a letter and tell them how great they are, hold the door for everyone, take flowers to someone in the hospital or leave a dollar on the vending machine for the next person, the young boy suggests, among other ideas in a list of "kind acts" examples.
I love this little man and I was so inspired I not only wanted to share, but partake!
We had the executive director of the Yakima Humane Society in and here is how you could help there!